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12th Successful Heart Transplant Patient Discharged from Fortis Hospital, Mulund

Date : March 21, 2016

The Twelfth heart transplant patient was discharged from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, on Monday after a successful surgery that took place on 5th March on the 22-year old recipient. This marks the 4th successful interstate heart transplant conducted at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. This transplant was made possible when the patient from Orissa received the heart from a 20-year old donor from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Recovering after the transplant, the patient left for home with a new heart and a lot of hope.

On the occasion of the patient’s discharge, Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund who conducted the transplant, said, “We are happy to see our twelfth heart transplant patient heading home after a successful surgery. The young man from Orissa was fortunate to get a heart from a donor in Madhya Pradesh. We have instructed the family on necessary care and will monitor his progress to ensure that he reaches normalcy soon. Given the time-sensitive equation of requirement and availability of donor hearts, we have witnessing a number of successful interstate transplants. Family members’ consent is critical in heart transplant procedures. We are thankful to all parties who made this transplant possible”.

The recipient was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Waitlisted for over two months, the recipient was critical and a heart transplant was his only hope. The donor heart was received from a 20 year old male from Indore, who had suffered a head injury during a road traffic accident. The donor heart was retrieved by Dr Anvay Mulay of Fortis Hospital, Mulund, from Choitaram Hospital at Indore and the heart was transported to Fortis Hospital, Mulund in 1hr 56mins.

The transport of the donor heart between the two states covering a distance of 546 km, began from MGM Medical College and Hospital, Indore, where the donor was declared brain dead. The donor was shifted to Choitaram Hospital in Indore, for further evaluation and assessment. The donor’s family consented to donate his Heart, Liver and Kidneys that went on to save four precious lives. Dr Anvay Mulay flew from Mumbai to Indore, to Choitaram Hospital, to harvest the donor heart. The harvested heart was taken to Indore Airport and was immediately moved to a Jet Airways flight to Mumbai.

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About Fortis Healthcare Limited:
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India.
The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 306 diagnostic centres.

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